Winter in Halden - What's on - Halden - Visit Østfold

Winter in Halden

Light trails, open fortress and a varied city life - explore the city and surroundings with suggestions that will suit the whole family.

Historical light show at Fredriksten fortress

A playback of video, animations, sound and light effects is displayed on the walls of Inner Fortress - a journey that takes you from the construction of the individual fort, through times of war, preparedness and daily life, to modern times.


More information about the light show here.



Tistedalen Skianlegg

Tistedalen ski resort offers a 2 km trail in varied terrain. The whole trail is paved, adapted for roller skis in spring, summer and autumn.


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Trails and floodlit tracks

Halden has several hiking opportunities in the downtown area, at Fredriksten fortress and in the woods - in addition to a selection of floodlit tracks and sports cabins just minutes outside the city center. In addition, there are bus connections to most of the starting points.


The sports cabins offer hot drinks, waffles and chocolates. In the downtown area and at the fortress you will find cozy bakeries, cafés and restaurants.



City life

Halden has a rich and varied urban life. Idyllic pedestrian street, nice shops, 2 shopping malls, good eateries, mightlife and accomodation, as well as the city's large cultural center - Brygga Kultursal.


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